Community Reform: Supporting the Arts
Praise of Ink: The Art of Islamic Calligraphy
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting
Haji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang,
eminent master of Arabic calligraphy
at Zaytuna Institute on the following dates:
Special Lecture Event
Praise in Ink: The Art of Islamic Calligraphy
SEPTEMBER 12TH – 26TH*
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Islamic Calligraphy Workshop
Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Calligraphy for Children (Ages 7-14)
*All events are free and open to the public.
Haji’s works will be available for purchase at Zaytuna Institute after the Sept. 10th and 24th programs.
SEPTEMBER 9TH – 11TH & 16TH – 18TH
Friday - Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Asian Art Museum - San Francisco
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Stephen Miller Gallery in Menlo Park
Religion has been the inspiration for some of the greatest artistic achievements of human kind. To understand the spiritual and creative pulse of religion, people often look to the art that is created by its followers. When we give dawah to people, whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims, we must do it in a beautiful way. Calling people to Islam, whether for the purpose of embracing the faith or to have a better understanding of it, must leave the seeker with a positive impression.
Muslims, despite the most recent, ludricious accusations of our lack of creativity, have been creating some of the most beautiful art for over 1400 years. Muslims can empower themselves and cultivate a sense of pride (not nafsy pride) in their history and show others why Islam inspires us to create such wonderful things. May Allah ta'ala bless the endeavors of Zaytuna for planning such a wonderful event and may other Muslims follow in their example.--Risama